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. volunteers who helped president obama get elected are now trying to help him get his policies through congress. today's events include rallies, phone banks and candle light vigils. here in the bay area, several events are scheduled today as part of the day of action. at 11:00 this morning, a press conference is scheduled in front of bash bra lee's office in oakland to voice support for president obama's gun violence reduction plan. at 5:00 this evening there will be a vigil to end gun violence. and then at 6:00, a candle light vigil. meantime, ktvu news went undercover to investigate the big money assault weapon business in reno. that story coming up at 4:45. >> time is 4:34, they have taken over a campus administration building. campus police allowed protestors to stay overnight as long as the gathering was peaceful. students say they are angry about proposed cuts and a meeting that didn't happen with the interim chancellor. students were told the chancellor was out of town. >> all we want is the chancellor to stand with us as our chancellor, to speak for us as students. >> all of th
said when president barack obama goes in the spring, he will bring an urgent peace making agenda. president barack obama has been criticized for not visiting israel during his first term but he did visit while he was running for president in 2008. president barack obama wills pay a visit to the west bank and to jordan. >>> and they have killed and captured antolin garcia-torres. he is expected to go on trial because of the disappearance of sierra lemar. he also attempted to kidnap three went from grocery stores back in 2009. >>> time now 5:06, the rebound in technology in silicone valley, there were 42,000 new jobs created in santa clara as well as fremont and union city. san francisco created 18,000 jobs >> all right, pam, time now 5:06 this gets everybody moving. if you have to drive on the east shore, how is it looking out there? >> we are off to a good start, 80 westbound is looking good as you drive out to the mcarthur maze area and to the bay bridge toll plaza, there is not a lot going on, this is a look at westbound bay bridge and i think we are off to a nice start. if you
. kyla campbell has more. >> reporter: president obama said he would take several trips across the cut. >> the first is in minnesota where officials have taken some steps to curb gun violence. but police and city leaders say there's only so much they can do. they are asking obama and lawmakers on capitol hill to do more by creating and enforcing tougher federal gun laws. the white house prices minnesota's moves to keep the guns out of the wrong hands. the state approved the system -- updated the list for background checks. president obama is pushing for universal background checks, a ban on military style assault weapons and a limit on how many rounds gun magazines can hold. obama is getting some support on capitol hill. why it might not be enough. why him going after public support is not the right move when i see you next. >>> well, roll does know how to shoot a gun. over the weekend, the white house released the photograph. as the gun control debate heats up, the president was asked if he had ever shot a gun and this photo shows, yes, he has. >>> a nonprofit group is sponsoring a gu
they support president obama's economic plan, the one he laid out in his state of the union address. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, they believe sustainable jobs could be on the way. kyla? >> reporter: california congressman eric smallwell says president obama's ideas are solid. president obama says there are areas that require investment to grow the economy. they include manufacturing and infrastructure. the president believes those sectors could lead to long-term johns nationwide. he also believes it's time to invest more in clean energy which he says could reduce our country's reliance on foreign oil, cut costs and sustain jobs. >> i saw those investments being in clean energy where we can create new clean energy made in american jobs but also in ways we can prepare our children and those going to college for the jobs that will be available for tomorrow. >> reporter: now, some republicans wonder if this type of plan will call for a stimulus. that's something they've rejected and said does not work. while bay area lawmakers say this is the only way to grow the
blaming president obama for the fight over the sequester budget cuts. woodward recently wrote an opinion piece in the "washington post" accusing president obama of moving the goalpost in the negotiations over spending cuts and he said that generated the e-mail from the white house. >> it makes me very uncomfortable to have the white house telling reporters, you're gonna regret doing something that you believe in. >> the white house issued a statement saying no threat was intended in the e-mail according to the statement, the e-mail suggested that woodward would right get his statement about the -- woodward would regret his statement about the sequester because it's not accurate. the spending cuts are set to kick in tomorrow. the senate is scheduled to vote today on rival democrat and republican plans to replace the spending cuts. coming up at 7:15, why some critics say the senate vote today is not even designed to solve the budget problem. >>> 7:06. police need your help. they are trying to find an 11- year-old san leandro boy who never returned to his foster home. investigators say mile
they do not join in the first place. >>> in his weekly address president obama said bad decisions by congress over deficit reduction in washington could hurt the u.s. economic recovery. >> we can't just cut our way poprosperrity. it hasn't worked in the past and it won't work today. it coo slow down our recovery. it could weaken our economy. and it could cost us jobs. not just now, but in the future. >> as he has done in past, the president today called for a balanced approach that would eliminate tax loopholes for the wealthiest americans and large corporations. >>> meanwhile the white house released this photo of president obama skeet shooting at camp david. the photo was taken back in august, but was released to answer skeptics who doubted mr. obama knew how to shoot. a tbs congresswoman questioned mr. obama's statements that he enjoys the sport and respects the traditions of hunting. >>> in turkey police have confirmed the identity of the suicide bomber who attacked an american embassy. police released this security video the bomber moments before he ignited the bomb. the te
china take rang in the lunar new year. . >>> first lady michelle obama joined family and friends in chicago today at a funeral for slain 15-year-old hadia pendleton. she was shot back on january 29th, not far from the obama's chicago home. and just days after performing with her school band at the presidential inauguration. now, police have not released an official motive yet, but they believe gang members may have mistaken pendleton and her friends for a rival gang. in addition to mrs. obama, several other dignitaries attended, including illinois governor pat quinn, chicago mayor rahm emanuel, reverend jesse jackson and education secretary arne duncan. >>> president obama used his weekly address today to press congress to prevent a series of automatic spending cuts from taking place on march 1st. the president says the cuts would strike a blow to the economy at a critical time. >> at a time when economists and business leaders from across the spectrum have said our economy is poised for progress, we shouldn't allow self-inflicted wounds to put that progress in jeopardy. >> congr
to some as mark zuckerberg has been known to rub shoulders with president obama. >> reporter: sightings of chris christie in the bay area will be rare as he isn't making public appearances. his main destination is for a party at mark zuckerberg's house. >> reporter: he says it is not surprising the facebook ceo is hosting this fundraiser despite mark zuckerberg attending a private dinner with president obama and holding a town hall with the president two years ago. >> not unusual when you think chris christie is not actually far right. he is not ron paul. that would be really change. and president obama isn't exactly far out on the left either. >> reporter: for chris christie the fundraiser with mark zuckerberg should scare off most competition in the race and sets the bar very high should chris christie run for president in 2016. >> he will be coming out. we will see marco rubio coming out and lots of folks. the atm in the bay area works on both sides of the ill. >> reporter: tonight comes -- on the aisle. >> reporter: tonight comes with protesters. around 5:30 p.m. they expect 50 peop
. >>> president obama plans to meet with leaders to discuss the spending cuts friday. the white house press secretary said it will be a chance to discuss how to keep the cuts from damaging the economy. it will be a chance about how to cut spending without raising taxes. stocks rose today on evidence housing is recovering. the dow is up 175 to 14,075. the nasdaq is up 32 at 3,162. the s&p is up 19 to 1,515. >>> today pg&e announced it is partnering with san francisco on a $1.2 billion program to upgrade the gas and electric infrastructure. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is live in san francisco with details and also the controversy. tom? >> reporter: yeah. it will cost a lot of this. in fact this program is centered in san francisco, and next year every pg&e customer will pay more if the plan is amoved. >> reporter: the $1.2 billion plan was shaped by pg&e and the mayor's staff to maximize the needs for reliability, safety, growth and emergency response. adding new and relocating some existing power lines. upgrading major substations, replacing street lamps and many miles of natural gas pi
they will still pursue cases. in. >>> in the meantime, president obama is meeting today with top nares. the president will sit down with john mccain and south carolina senator lindsey graham. they are part of the bipartisan gang of eight senators working on a plan for immigration reform. >>> happening right now, a congressional hearing on those automatic spending cuts set to kick in this friday. the subcommittee of the house appropriations committee on defense is looking into the impact of the sequester cuts on the defense department. coming up at 7:15, the tug-of- war between president obama and republicans over what to do about the automatic spending cuts. >>> 7:06. court documents giving new details about the recent murder of a south bay millionaire. suspected prostitute ka she frau fritz is one of those -- katrina fritz is one of those accused of being involved. court documents refer to one of kumar's main girls who had details of his mansion. her brothers is among three others charged in kumar's murder. >>> san francisco police have opened up a homicide investigation into dallas a
obama will make a major announcement about the war in afghanistan during tonight's state of the union speech. >> reporter: we're live in menlo park where neighbors are brewing a battle between heritage trees and development. who will come out on top? >>> reports i've gotten the person who hit him did not even brake. >> the mother of a teenaged boy critically injured in a crash, showing her grief and frustration. "mornings on 2" begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. >>> a violent night in vallejo has police searching for suspects. one person was killed. four others wounded at a shooting at a home on humboldt street. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us where police are still on the scene. >> reporter: good morning. a very violent night last night. police say there's quite a bit of blood inside the garage that you can see behind me here. that's where they believe the victims were standing. if we pan down to the street, you can see the yellow evidence markers. 40 of them in all. most are bullet casings. we don't know if this was a
that killed nine people and two children. >>> later today president obama will be among those honoring outgoing defense secretary leon panetta in a farewell ceremony. he will be honored for his years of public service. he looks forward to returning to private life on his family's walnut ranch. president obama nominated former nebraska senator chuck hagel to replace panetta. in his seventh state of the city address chuck reid said despite ongoing budget challenges the city is moving forward. >> we are going to restore police and fire services and reopen schools and repair our roads. >> the mayor thanked voters for supporting measure b. labor leaders say the mayor's battle with city employee unions has hurt moral. >> i think he's taken the approach with not only city workers but community groups that it's his way or the highway. >> mayor reed says pension reform alone won't solve all the city's financial problems. he suggests the possibility of going to voters next year with a proposal for a sales tax hike. >>> police in fairfield are looking for the men they say duct taped and robbed a
of the union speech, president obama proposed 50 billion in new spending on infrastructure projects. but few lawmakers support the idea of increasing the gas tax. i just got a funny thought. i don't think many drivers would like that. >> no. >>> 7:07. by the way, happy valentine's day. >> you, too. >> that leads us right to sal. you know what's happening on the roads. >> reporter: we look pretty good. the traffic is moderately avenue in some areas. let's take a look at what we have now with the bay bridge. a little bit of fog. steve and i have been talking about the fog all morning long. it looks like it's a little bit foggier than it was a minute ago. backed up for about a 20-minute delay. also this morning, we're looking at the commute here. if you are driving on 880 northbound and southbound, that traffic looks good. driving to the peninsula, we have a traffic time of eight minutes to 92. 280 looks good as you drive through. let's go back to steve. >>> all right. some of that fog, blanket of it, clear. some areas are clear. it's up here and has been coming down. high pressure is building
the sequester kicks in president obama and congress is making their case to the public about what needs to be done to stop billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts. president obama visited a ship building factory today in newport news, virginia and detailed the effects of the spending cuts and warned of severe consequence esto the military and the threat of -- cons ebbs wednesdays to the military and the -- consequences to the military and job layoffs for americans. >> these are cuts that don't have to happen. >> the president supports a man by senate democrats to close tax loopholes in addition to some targeted spending cuts. however, house republicans say they've passed two bills to replace cuts to the military, air traffic control and transportation and say democrats need to compromise. >> the house has acted twice. we shouldn't have to act a third time before this senate begins to do their work. >> sequestration equals unemployment. sequestration, we don't want it. we can work here to make sure we get the job done. >> unless congress acts, $85 billion in across the board spend
eager to assist if the governor of solomon thinks australia can help. >>> president barack obama will go to israel in the springtime and the u.s. ambassador to israel said he will be bringing an urgent peace making agenda with him. president barack obama has been criticized for not going to israel during his term but he did go there while he was running for president. >>> a court date is set for the man accused of killing sierra lemar. antolin garcia-torres is expected to enter a plea during the proceedings. his dna was found on clothing belonging to sierra lemar's clothing. and antolin garcia-torres is also accused of attempting to kidnap three other went from grocery store parking lots back in 2009. >>> the rebound in technology helps boost the increase in jobs. now there were 42,000 new jobs created in santa clara and san mateo counties as well as fremont, scott veilly and union -- scotts valley and union city. san francisco by the way created 18,000 jobs. >> sal, you are back with me now, aren't you? >> can you hear me now? >> we can hear you. >> my microphone is right here. >> the d
would allow nurse practitioners to diagnosis patients as a way to come ply with president obama's affordable care act. 30million americans will get health insurance under the plan in 2014. lawmakers say there won't be enough doctors to treat themselves. to treat illnesses like diabetes and high blood pressure. critics worry that could jeopardize patients safety. >>> president obama and his advisors are touching up his state of the union address. he will focus on several main issues including job creation and restoring prosperity to the middle class. he is expected to unvail programs in education, infrastructure, clean energy and manufacturing. he will also push for two major initiate is. he wants immigration reform which would allow 11 million illegal immigrants to become citizens and passage of much tougher gun control laws in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. one very interested person is former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords. she will attend the speech in the house chamber. she suffered severe head trauma after getting shot back in 2011 after meeting with
. president obama and vice president joe biden are crisscrossing the country getting input from lawmakers at the state and city levels as well as police. this morning mr. biden heads to philadelphia for a gun buy back attempt. california senator dianne feinstein introduced a bill to ban assault weapons. that is not expected to pass congress. >> in the house it will be tougher. that is just the reality of it. >> reporter: now one police chief says 40% of gun sales are not subject to background checks. he compared that to letting 40% of passengers get on a plane without first passing through the security. more on on what is the vice president is expected to discuss today when i see you knick. >>> time now 6:18 they could meet a doctor shortage. the l.a. times says 16 of california's 58 counties have the recommended amount of primary care doctors. in addition 30% of the states doctors are near retirement age. now to deal with the problem lawmakers are proposing giving more authority to physician assistants, nurse practitioners and pharmacists. however some of the doctors say that could put p
weather. >>> will president barack obama speak out on proposition 8 same- sex marriage, what president barack obama will do soon as supreme court gets ready to hear proposition 8. >>> and her death shocked the community, what is happening now with the man accused of shooting and killing a city girl. >>> a tent city is set up and we will tell you what the city plans on doing about it when the morning news continues. here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ♪ the one and only, cheerios . >>> welcome back, this is thursday february 21st, i am dave clark. >>> and i am pam cook, i was surprised it was not that bad. >> yes, we have low clouds, very breezy along the coast, gusty to mind and a system is clipping the sierra nevada for some light snow showers, here is sal. >>> good morning, traffic is moving well on the golden gate bridge, and there are no major problems and we have clear visibility on the span. 5:30 let's go back to dave and pam. >>> there are new concerns about homeless camp happens in s
house, president obama will award citizens medals to the six adults killed in the newtown school shooting. the sedge educators who died dedicated their -- six educators who died dedicated their lives to the school and the community. a dozen other americans will be awarded the presidential citizens' medal at the white house today. >>> senate republicans successny blocked a vote on president obama's nominee for secretary of defense, chuck hagel. coming up at 7:15, what this means for the current defense secretary, leon panetta. yesterday was supposed to be his last day on the job. he says he's looking forward to coming back to monterey to take care of his ranch. >> yeah. >>> a lot of people are off. they don't have to work like you and i. it's presidents day. you are still watching the commute. >> that's right. i'm gonna be here on monday, too. >> i know you will be here, too. it will be the same even better on monday. some people don't have to go to work. some people will. we're looking at the commute on some of the major freeways. there are people out there, westbound on 80 as yo
to citizenship for illegal immigrants. >>> the obama administration is also asking the court to declare the defense of marriage act unconstitutional. in a brief the government argues that the law denies federal benefits to tens of thousands of same sex couples who are legally married under state law. the brief didn't address proposition 8, california's ban on gay marriage. the court is scheduled to hear the defense of marriage case next month. >> the governor is in washington dc this weekend for the meeting of national governors. putting in federal health care reform is one of the top issues. brown is also on the natural resources committee which will meet tomorrow to talk about extreme weather events in the united states. then on monday the governors plan to meet with the president. >>> democrats no longer have super majority power in the state senate. marco rubio stepped down siting family reasons. this means democrats have 26 senate seats, that's one sort of the threshold they need to pass tax changes and override vetoes. the loss is only expected to be temporary. the district will
away from the obama's chicago home. investigators say she was not the intended target. just a week before she preformed with her band at the inauguration. an event that she called a highlight of her life. no arrests have been made. >> a chance to own a piece of the nosema the niners in santa clara how you can make a lasting impression and help pay for the stadium at the same time. >> a warm up expected for the weekend. at this hour it's a frigid start in some spots action i spots. i whether have a look coming up. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. . >>> check out these pictures. this is a live look at some of the miserable conditions in boston. that is fenway park and that doesn't lo
: president obama wants to put an expired assault weapons ban back in place. but the nra and gun owners say no way, they support enforcing laws that are already in place and new efforts to keep the mentally ill from getting guns. vice president joe biden is meeting with lawmakers and police with the philadelphia -- from the philadelphia area next hour. the white house is trying to rally police report for new gun laws. proposals include bans. >> i think there's gonna be a lot of hearings but probably more in the mental health area, potentially in some of the background check area but anything that hints towards some sort of national registry won't make it. >> how this gun control debate is expected to play a role in tomorrow night's state of the union address when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:17. video game violence is becoming a double-edged sword for marin county where game production pulls in big money. marin is home to several gaming companies and studios. the county open hopes the industry -- hopes the industry will stir growth. at the same time, individuals
with obama on down. >> >> in the gun control debate, nra came out strongly against a proposed assault weapons ban. >> if you limit the american public's abscess to this, you limit their ability to survive. if someone is invading your house, you should have what you need to protect yourself. not what some politician thinks is reasonable. >> >> mark kelly, former astronaut and husband of gabby giffords wants to get assault weapons off the streets to prevent shootings like the one that almost killed his wife. >> this isn't about the 2nd amendment any more. this is about public safety. we had 201st graders die in their classrooms because we don't have sufficient gun violence legislation in this country. >> >> president obama is taking his pitch for gun control on the road this week, starting with minneapolis. also, this week, house members plan to introduce a bill to make firearms trafficking a federal crime >> mandatory criminal background checks for every sale -- >> mayors against illegal guns produced this ad that aired during the superbowl. it features a sound byte from 1999 when the nra head
janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >>> today at the white house president obama will award citizens medals to the six adults killed in the newtown shooting. the six educators dedicated their lives to the students in the community. 20 children were killed in that mass shooting. dozen other americans will be awarded the presidential citizens medal at the white house today. >>> senate republicans successfully blocked a vote on president obama's nominee for secretary of defense chuck hagel. coming up at 6:15 what that means for current defense secretary leon panetta. >>> expect to see more bikes on bart next month. bart may permanently expand access for cyclists. it will test allowing bikes during all phases of the day. starting march 1st cyclists you can bring your bikes on trains any time. as long as they are not in the first three cars of the train. most say they like being able to bring their bikes on board during commute hours. that was during a test last august. >>> 6:08 is the time. back over to sal to check in on traffic. any problems? >> pam you were hesitant there. >> i was. i
:06, president obama now reaching out to republican congressional leaders talking about the automatic budget cuts due to kick in just one week from today. now the president called house speaker john boehner and senate minority leader mcconnell. coming up, the new budget plan proposed by senate democrats and the impact here in california if the across the board spending cuts take effect. >> oakland mayor will be hosting a big party later this morning. it will be a colorful parade of boats and kayaks out there celebrating the reopening of a 750-foot section of the lake merritt channel. those boats will be sailing from the channel into the lake for the first time in 140 years. this is the first of a series of projects to reconnect lake merritt to the oakland and san francisco bay. >> we'll check pack in for a look at the friday morning commute. >> i like the way you said that. thank you very much. good morning to you both. the traffic is looking good. we have had a little bit of road work here and there but it hasn't been major. sometimes on fridays we have lighter conditions. we're hoping that happ
. >>> in his weekly address today, president obama called on congress to take a balanced approach on the deficit. to keep the u.s. economy on the upswing. >> for example, we need to lower the cost of health care and programs like medicare that are the biggest drivers of our deficit. without just passing the burden off to seniors. and these reforms must go hand in hand with eliminating excess spending in our tax code. >> the president said wealthy individuals and large corporations should not have access to tax look holes and deductions not available to average americans. >>> the white house released this video of president obama skeet shooting in camp david and it was taken in august and it was answering skeptics to those who thought he didn't know how to shoot. a tennessee woman says he respects the sport of hunting. and democrats are pushing for tougher gun control legislation in congress. >>> a first of its kind event in concord, today, was aimed at keeping student athletes healthy on the field and off. the volunteers from the medical center offered health screenings for studen
on a long term spending plan and tax increases and obama said the sequester was his idea in the first place and i will sort out all of these facts. >>> in overnight news, five people have been killed after a small jet ran off a runway in eastern georgia. it happened last night at an airport 30 miles west of augusta. the jet had just taken off from nashville and no word on what caused the crash. >>> a veteran's affairs will be a is at fault for the death of one of its workers. richard was, woulding at the medical center at lands end researching a rare form of meningitis when he died last year from a bloodstream infection. osha faulted the va center for not providing paperworking conditions and they have taken several steps to improve the problem. >>> they are taking a step and a fight against blight. they are requiring them to register those properties with the city and they are asking them to submit a written statement about how to maintain and it could read that a fine of $250 a day. the whole goal is to produce a number of buildings which have been playing richmond for years. >>> and a ne
that. clinton everybody surpassed president obama and vice- president biden. she has denied planning a presidential run in 2016 but many political analysts say that may change. >>> power company officials say they now know what caused sunday's power outage at the super bowl. they say a device called a relay failed in the connection between the power line that comes from outside the new orleans superdome and the cable that carries power throughout the stadium. they say the relay had been installed as part of a 4 million dollar upgrade and is actually meant to prevent power outages. they say they don't know if the relay's failure was the result of a bad design or a manufacturing flaw. it has been removed and will be replaced. >>> another quake has hit the solomon islands. the the 7.1 quake struck 15 miles off the coast of australia. no damage or injuries have been reported. it comes two days after an 8.0 earthquake struck the same region, triggering a tsunami that killed 5. this latest quake is hampering relief efforts. >> cool dry weather is filling into the bay area for your weekend.
. president obama calls hagel the defense secretary the nation needs and the leader our troops deserve. >>> what's moving. markets higher this morning? new disturbing information on the alleged gunman in the santa cruz shooting. >>> first it was the island of lanai and now larry ellison has made another important purchase in hawaii. >>> stocks up on wall street this morning helped by gains from discount retailers. 22% jump in earnings from dollar tree, showing consumers spent more at the chain stores and strong orders for factory goods suggest companies are willing to expand their production capacity. >>> taking a live look at the big board, the dow is up 83 getting back to the 14,000 mark. the nasdaq up 18. s&p up 8. >>> time is 7:44. there could be drama inside and outside today's apple shareholders' meeting. outside company headquarters in cupertino security officers will hold a halle. they say apple use -- a rally. they say apple uses a security contractor trying to intimidate workers wanting to join a union. inside, shareholders will wait it see if the ceo talks about a plan that
that confront this country. >> the 74-year-old panetta told president obama he did not want to continue on for the president's second term because he wanted to return to his walnut ranch in monterey. >>> later today, president obama will announce his nomination for interior department secretary to replace ken salazar. reportedly, the president will nominate business executive sally jewel. she's ceo of the outdoors company rei. jewel is the first woman to be nominated for his second cabinet. president obama is expected to make a personnel announcement at 11:00 a.m. this morning at the white house. >>> it appears that lance armstrong's televised apology did not sway uncle sam. government prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation of the disgraced cyclist. last month, lance armstrong confessed to oprah that he took performance-enhancing drugs to win his sixth tour de france titles. he also said he bullied his teammates to help cover up his doping. federal agents are now investigating armstrong for obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation. >>> back here at home, richmond is i
. president obama says the cuts don't have to happen. the problem is republicans won't compromise. >> are they seriously prepared to inflict more pain on the middle class because they refuse to ask anything more of those at the top? >> reporter: louisiana's republican governor bobby jingle called it a political theater. >> families out there, businesses have had to tighten their belts, do more than less. we're talking about less than 3%. let's be clear about this. >> reporter: six weeks into his term as virginia senator, democrat tim cain has washington should go back to the basics. >> let's get rid of the gimmicks, get back to ordinary budgeting, just like what happens in every state capitol every year. >> reporter: senate democrats plan to vote on a measure this week to replace the cuts for another year, but with $85 billion at stake, there is still no deal in sight. >>> more details now on how the sequester cuts will affect us right here in california. the white house today estimated that defense spending would be cut to the tune of $469 million. that includes furloughs for wor
. reporting live, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> president obama is expected to sign legislation to raise the nation's debt ceiling. they passed a bill that exends the ability to borrow new -- extends the ability to borrow new money. the measure suspends the $16.4 trillion debt limit and requires congress to pass is a budget by april. >>> judge in san francisco heard arguments on a motion to throw out the city of oakland's lawsuit. the feds want to sees the property because they say it is in violation of the controlled substances act. the city sued saying it would create a problem for people who need marijuana to treat their medical conditions. the judge did not indicate when she would rule on the motion. >>> this is not your grandfather's world, still ahead. >> get to know them better. >> some children take on police officers on the basketball court. but it wasn't all about hoops. the bigger message game. >>nd how much womber can the temperatures -- warmer can the temperatures get and will it last into your bay area weekend? i am back here in 10 minutes with all the details. hmm, it says
. >> president obama today continued to push congress to reverse the automatic spending cuts agreed to in 2010. without action those cuts go into effect friday. ktvu's scott mcfarlane tells us there are some who are in favor of the cuts. >> reporter: hospital workers protesting saying they will lose jobs. but this week in washington it is school principals saying the budget crisis will take a meat ax to local schools leading to teacher furloughs and larger class sizes as early as next year. >> that impact said our kids and -- impacts our kids and student learning. >> reporter: $85 billion in cuts. critics say the white house is exaggerating the impact of a cut in government spending to scare americans and score political points. >> we have to inform the american people what might happen, what will happen if congress refuses to do the right thing here. these are facts. >> reporter: there are supporters of the budget cuts who would like to see the government save teaching jobs, but lop off more spending. >> we are in a fiscal crisis. and too little willingness to address it. you know, this seems
. in a letter to his staff he said he told president obama a few days after the election that he is eager to return to california. he outlined the agency easterl accomplishments over the last four years. chu said he'll stay on through the end of february and that he plans to teach and do research when he returns. >> we are live on bourbon street in new orleans where super bowl fever is really starting to heat up. a live report coming up. >> the first day of san francisco's nudity ban. what protesters did and how police reacted. >>> oh boy just 48 hours until kickoff and bourbon street in new orleans is just what you think it would be like. a wall to wall celebration. more and more folks are arriving for the game and the parties are in full swing. ktvu's ken wayne is right in the middle of it all right there on bourbon street. >> reporter: live from the belly of the beast on bourbon street. we are surrounded by ravens fans. they won't leave me alone. i'm trying to get away from the ravens fans. thank you very much. let's go this way. and we'll see if we can find some 49er fans. sorry, fran
have been dropping for the past two weeks. >>> a coroner stone of president obama's effort is gaining bipartisan steam. for owners and ncra members are -- >>> some nfl greats are coming out in support for gun law reform. >> how many more? how many more street corners. >> how many more schools. >> reporter: emmitt smith, dion sanders and michael irving are just one of few players for the announcement. the group says on its website that it asking for common sense measures to ensure that law enforcement has the tools they need to put an end to gun trafficking. >>> you probably noticed gas prices here in california they have taken a big jump in just the past month. the aaa fuel gauge reports the statewide average now over $4 at $4.01 a gallon. driven up in particular by prices up in southern california. here in the bay area the average prices look like these. oakland $3.93 a gallon up 35- cents from a month ago. san francisco $4 a gallon up 32% and san jose $3.96 up 36- cents. >>> the u.s. postal service reports its lost $1.3 billion in the final three months of last year. that loss annou
in valuables and keeping them in sight. >>> president obama paid tribute to panetta. panetta says one of the biggest honors was leaving the white house after the president announced that osama bin laden was dead. >> i could hear the chants from people gathered around the white house and in lafayette park yelling usa, usa. >> panetta plans to stay on until his successor is confirmed then return to his farm. >>> kids with nerf guns playing a game of assassins. >> it's a way to unwind. >> reporter: why one bay area school says it's dangerous and it wants it stopped. >> tim lincecum has a new do. and what he says did not inspire this look. >> and i will have what you can expect in the weekend forecast. >>> in san jose a suspect who escaped police custody is back behind bars. 32-year-old anthony sanchez slipped his cuffs from the back to the front while in a police. sanchez made his way to the drive's seat and sped off while the officer was doing paper work outside. they found sanchez late last night sleeping in a stolen pickup truck in south san jose. he now faces several charges includi
starting monday above the 14,000 mark. president obama says our economy is poised to expand. >> 2013 can be a solid year of solid growth, more jobs, and higher wages, but that will only happen if we put a stop to self-inflicted wounds in washington. >> in this morning's weekly address, the president called on congress to work together on a balanced approach to reduce the deficit and promote economic growth. he says businesses created 2.2 million jobs last year. mr. obama suggests economic reforms including reducing the cost of healthcare programs like medicare and closing loopholes in the tax code. >>> first time in five years that the dow closed above 14,000. the industrial average had dropped to as low as 6600 in 2009. analysts credit increased consumer confidence, manufacturing, and auto sales for the recent stock market surge. >> we're moving in the right direction and compared to a lot of other countries, i think we're in a good position. >> the economy has improved, so some people have a little bit more money. what do you do with that money? you could put it in the bank, but you ea
released a photo of president obama skeet shooting. the photo was taken in august at camp david. it was released in response to people who doubted whether the president had ever gone shooting. after he told the magazine that he enjoys the sport. trs the n.r.a. responded to the photo by saying it does not erase a lifetime of sporting gun bans. >>> new this morning, the president is getting ready for the big game. president obama tweeted out this picture, showing his super bowl spirit ball in hand looking like he is about to throw one. he posted the simple message saying game day. a devoted chicago bears fan, the president has not predicted which team will win today. >>> well, it was an emotional night for football players in new orleans. we'll give you a look at this year's n.f.l. hall of fame and tell you if any bay area athletes made the cut. >> fair weather in the forecast for your sunday. coming up, what you can expect for your neighborhood. >> and we want to see those niner photos. send them the photos at ktvu.com, or you can upload them to our facebook page. let's show you
enrollments in to the program. yesterday the obama administration cited budget concerns as the reason for scaling back. the program is currently serving more than 100,000 people. they will not loose their coverage during this suspension. >>> enrollment in the federal job corp program has come to a halt. the program is at a stand still while they investigate 100 million-dollar short fall. the budget problem will prevent about 30,000 young people from getting job training this year. the program will stop taking any new enrollees until at least june 30th. >> if you are look for a job you may find one at great america. the park needs to fill thousands of jobs for this upcoming season. the park wants cashiers, parking attendants and more. about 2500 positions open and they are also looking for preformers for singers, dancer, costume characters and techs. opening day is scheduled for march 29th. >> bunnies are swarming cars in deposit very. they have been hopping under vehicles at the denver airport, they enjoy the warmth from newly parked cars and light to chew on the wiring. mechanics i
the president could affect the supreme court decision. >> reporter: we are hearing that the obama administration is considering urging the united states supreme court to overturn proposition 8 california's ban on same sex marriage. the administration has one week to file what is called a friend of the court brief with the supreme court. legal experts say while the court operates independently the president's opinion does carry weight with the justices. >> the president in his state of the union address or his inauguration address made a statement highley and aggressively in favor of same sex marriage i think. that is a pretty powerful statement. >> we are thrilled to have the president on board and hoping for the right outcome from the court. >> reporter: there is no official announcement from the white house and ap is report that a senior official said that no decision has been made yet on whether or not to file that brief. critics argue that the presidents should not weigh in on a state matter but certainly the ruling on the ban on same sex marriage could set a precedent. the court is set to
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